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Highett

Unpaid domestic work

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In Highett 19% of the population over 15 did more than 14 hours of housework each week in 2016.

There has been increased interest in identifying, acknowledging and valuing the unpaid work that supports home and community life. The changing amount of time spent on unpaid housework in different Household Types and, particularly the distribution of this work within the household, can indicate the changing roles of males, females and older children in society. The level of unpaid domestic work in Highett may also be related to Household Income, as higher income households are able to outsource some of these tasks.

Derived from the Census question:

'In the last week did the person spend time doing unpaid domestic work for their household?'

Persons aged 15 years and over.

Unpaid domestic work
Highett - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)20162011Change
Hours spent on unpaid domestic workNumber%City of Bayside %Number%City of Bayside %2011 to 2016
Did unpaid domestic work4,13474.575.13,85574.374.7+280
Less than 5 hours1,50127.126.51,29324.925.2+209
Between 5 and 14 hours1,55428.028.01,48228.627.0+72
Between 15 and 29 hours67612.212.762212.012.9+53
30 hours or more4037.38.04568.89.7-53
Did no unpaid domestic work1,05219.018.196618.618.2+86
Not stated3626.56.83647.07.1-2

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Unpaid domestic work, 2016
Unpaid domestic work, 2016 Not stated, City of Bayside: 6.8% Did no unpaid domestic work, City of Bayside: 18.1% 30 hours or more, City of Bayside: 8.0% Between 15 and 29 hours, City of Bayside: 12.7% Between 5 and 14 hours, City of Bayside: 28.0% Less than 5 hours, City of Bayside: 26.5% Not stated, Highett: 6.5% Did no unpaid domestic work, Highett: 19.0% 30 hours or more, Highett: 7.3% Between 15 and 29 hours, Highett: 12.2% Between 5 and 14 hours, Highett: 28.0% Less than 5 hours, Highett: 27.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in unpaid domestic work, 2011 to 2016
Change in unpaid domestic work, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Highett: -2 Did no unpaid domestic work, Highett: +86 30 hours or more, Highett: -53 Between 15 and 29 hours, Highett: +53 Between 5 and 14 hours, Highett: +72 Less than 5 hours, Highett: +209
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the unpaid domestic work performed by the population in Highett in 2016 compared to City of Bayside shows that there was a lower proportion of persons who performed 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work per week.

Overall, 19.4% of the population reported performing 15 hours or more of unpaid domestic work, compared with 20.7% for City of Bayside.

The major differences between the share of the population performing unpaid domestic work in Highett and City of Bayside were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did no unpaid domestic work (19.0% compared to 18.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (27.1% compared to 26.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did unpaid domestic work (total) (7.3% compared to 8.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did domestic work (74.5% compared to 75.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of people performing unpaid domestic work in Highett, between 2011 and 2016 were those who:

  • Did unpaid domestic work (+280 persons)
  • Did less than 5 hours of domestic work (+209 persons)
  • Did no unpaid domestic work (+86 persons)
  • Did between 5 and 14 hours of domestic work (+72 persons)

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